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The Newsletter 29 Autumn 2002

The Newsletter 29 Autumn 2002

Asian Homosexualities

The 1990s, as the articles in the upcoming pages demonstrate, have witnessed a growth of both Western and Asian scholarly interest in same-sex sexuality in contemporary and traditional Asian societies. We have just begun to scrutinize the wealth of historical documents on the subject, and to reconstruct conceptual models buried underneath modern discourses on health and sexuality largely of Western origin (if often appearing in quite different ideological guises).


Editorial Page

2 IIAS Logo Explanation / Wim Stokhof
2 Editorial / Maurice Sistermans
2 Director’s Note on ASEM 4 / Wim Stokhof

General News

1 Al-Qaeda in the Asia Pacific: Origin, Capability, and Threat / Rohan Gunaratna (p. 1, 4-5)
2 In Memoriam: Hans de Casparis / Dirk Kolff
3 The Asia- Europe Meeting and the ASEM Research Platform / Paul van der Velde & Rima Sondaite-van Soest
4 Lectures on the Present, Lessons from the Past: al-Qa`ida as the New Pan-Islam / Michael Laffan (p. 4-5)

Theme: Asian Homosexualities

6 Asians of the Same Intent / Giovanni Vitiello
6 Restless Longing / Tze-lan D. Sang
7 Kamingu Auto: Homosexuality and Popular Culture in Japan / Mark J. McLelland
7 Gay vs. ‘Kathoey’: Homosexual Identities in Thailand / Megan Sinnott (p.7-8)
8 The Legacy of the Crocodile: Critical Debates over Taiwanese Lesbian Fiction / Fran Martin
9 Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Homosexual Culture in Indonesia / Dédé Oetomo
10 Birthday in Beijing: Women Tongzhi Organizing in 1990s’ China / He Xiaopei
10 Homosexuality in India: Past and Present / Ruth Vanita (p.10-11)
11 The Remaking of a Cambodian-American Drag Queen / Karen Quintiliani
12 New Park: Gay Literature in Taiwan / Chi Ta-wei
12 Who’s That Girl? / Sharon Chalmers (p.12-13)
13 Filtered Voices / Cui Zi’en
14 Queer Mongolians: Is Isolation their Destiny? / Richard Smith

Research & Reports

17 The Gate of Words / Antonetta L. Bruno
18

They are not Humans Anyway / Ward Berenschot (p. 18-19)

19

Between Music, Dance and Ritual / Clara Brakel & Patricia Matusky

20 East is East? / Mona Abaza
21 Troubled Links / Sanjoy Bhattacharya
22 Modern South Asia Conference in Heidelberg / Netty Bonouvrié
22 Tribal Transitions: Cultural Innovation in Arunachal Pradesh / Stuart Blackburn
23 Visualized Space / Martin Gaenszle & Jörg Gengnagel
24 Rethinking Geopolitics in Post-Soviet Central Eurasia / Mehdi Amineh
25 Tibetological Collections & Archives Series / Henk Blezer
25 Preserving Tibetan Heritage / Dory Heilijgers
26 Media Work: Science and the Public / Judith Brandner & Brigitte Steger
26 The Vedas: Texts, Language, and Ritual / Jan Houben
26 ESCAS VIII / Touraj Atabaki
27 Sex, Gender, and Priests / Sharyn Graham
28 Young Japanese Researchers on Southeast Asia - Series / Rogier Busser
28 Indigenizing Colonial Knowledge / Soda Naoki
29 Vietnamese Peasants / Markus Vorpahl
30 Eating GMOs with Chopsticks? / Heng Zhao
31

Intellectuals in Social Development in China / Nora Sausmikat

31 Chinese Communities in the Netherlands / Leo Douw
32 Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Development Policy in Macau / Frans-Paul van der Putten
33 Voices from Tundra and Taiga / Cecilia Odé

Publications

34 From Austere Wabi to Golden Wabi / Anna Beerens
35 Return to Japan from Pilgrimage to the West / Gérard Siary
35 Gambling with Virtue / Sabine Frühstück
36 The Miracle, a Crisis, and the Future / Benno Galjart
36 Indian Revolutionaries in Central Asia / Touraj Atabaki
37 Korean Multinationals in Europe / Anil Khosla
37 A Free Web Journal / Mark Turin
38 Detective Report or Academic Book? / Noorhaidi Hasan
39 A Cutting-Edge Manual for Spoken Tibetan / Antonio Terrone
39 The Indigenization of Modernity / Toon van Meijl
40 Books Received

Asian Art & Cultures

41 Family, Photography and Icon: Vivan Sundaram’s Re-take of ‘Amrita’ / Kristy Phillips
42 Kenro Izu: Photography along the Silk Road / Debra Diamond
43 Asia and the White Cube / Kristy Phillips
44 When was Modernism? / Deepali Dewan
45 xs-XL, Expanding Art / John Gee
45 It ‘May Be’ Fantastic Again / Thomas Berghuis
46 Imagined Workshop / Caroline Turner
47 Art Agenda / Thomas Berghuis (p. 47-48)

News

49 Stem Cell Research in China / Margaret Sleeboom
50 IIAS Research Programmes
50 IIAS Publications
51 IIAS Fellows
52 Spaces of Protest / Rachel Silvey
52 South(east) Asian Art & Archaeology at Kediri / Ellen Raven
53 A Balancing Act / Els Bogaerts
53 The Dutch East Indies on Celluloid / Marije Plomp
53 Indonesia Across Orders / Els Bogaerts
54 Asia Alliance / Anne Sey
54 Alliance Partners
55 China as Number One - in Mobiles / Jon Sigurdson
55 Mobility and Mobiles in China / Anders Ravn Nielsen
56 ICAS Secretariat
56 ICAS 3 Singapore / Lynn Tan
56 European Associations for Asian Studies
56 TANAP Extends into Iran / Henk Niemeijer
56 TANAP Diary - Unequalled Success / Nirmal Dewasiri & Anjana Singh

Agenda

57 Directors of Urban Change: Mega-Urbanization in Asia / Freek Colombijn & Peter Nas
57 Local Land Use Strategies in a Globalizing World / Reed Wadley
58 International Conference Agenda (p. 58-59)

Notices

24 Advertising Information
50 IIAS Information
54 Asia-Europe Workshop Series

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